As part of our Training and Capacity Development activities, the BC SUPPORT Unit organizes the following patient-oriented research (POR) related webinars:
Introductory Webinar Recordings
Are you a patient curious about learning more about POR? Watch this webinar recording: Who, me Yes, you! Becoming a Patient Partner in Health Research
Looking for a high level overview of POR? Watch this webinar recording: Embracing Patient Oriented Research Are You Ready, Willing and Able?
For health providers and health system decision-makers (and others):
Looking to learn about a successful health system POR project? Watch this webinar recording: Breaking the cycle of recurrent fracture
Pointers Webinar Series
Open to everyone, POINTERS is designed to provide information about the Unit, and about POR projects. Here patients can learn more about how to become involved in POR; researchers can learn from established POR projects; and health providers and health system decision-makers can learn from projects where these stakeholders have been involved.
Below is our current schedule of future webinars.
Methods Clusters webinars
Open to everyone, the Methods Clusters webinars provide updates on the clusters' activities, and provide a place for clusters' stakeholders to hold discussions.
Methods Clusters hold webinars to review their work to date. Each Clusters’ webinar recordings are available on their individual webpages.
More about Methods Clusters:
- What are Methods Clusters?
- Data Science and Health Informatics (DaSHI) Methods Cluster
- Health Economics & Simulation Modelling (HESM) Methods Cluster
- Knowledge Translation and Implementation Science (KT/IS) Methods Cluster
- Patient Engagement (PE) Methods Cluster
- Patient-Centred Measurement
- Real-World Clinical Trials (RWCT) Methods Cluster
BC SUPPORT Unit Journal Club
Open to BC SUPPORT Unit affiliates: patient partners, regional centres, partners and Hub staff, the Unit-wide journal club meets during the academic year to review POR articles together.
As part of our Training and Capacity Development activities, the BC SUPPORT Unit is pleased to offer the Unit-wide Journal Club webinar series, open to BC SUPPORT Unit affiliates: patient partners, regional centres, partners and Hub staff.
The focus of the journal articles is patient-oriented research (all articles are open access so no academic library affiliation is required).
Purpose: The purpose of the journal club is to (a) promote a better understanding of the patient-oriented research process; and, (b) improve your ability to critically appraise research.
Logistics: The club meets via webinar and uses an electronic community of practice (eCoP) for storing documents and for providing an online discussion forum. Members of the club need to apply for a website account (see the link in the top right hand of the website home page) and contact us to be added to this eCoP.
The series includes three webinars over the academic year; you can attend one or all. Each webinar is led by a different volunteer. Participation in the journal club means that you read an article decided on by the leader of that month's session, and come prepared to discuss it. The team eCoP includes a number of resources to help you prepare for these discussion, including:
- What is a Journal Club? American Journal of Critical Care | Short Article with key terms
- How to Read and Comprehend Scientific Research Articles University of Minnesota Libraries | YouTube Video
- Journal Club overview from an ER resident Wright State U Emergency Medicine Residency Program | YouTube Video
**Thank you for your interest in the Journal Club Webinars.This pilot project has ended but please check back for further updates.**
Webinar connection details and other materials are available in the eCoP.
Interested individuals (open to BC SUPPORT Unit affiliates: patient partners, regional centres, partners and Hub staff) can contact Heather Bartlett to be added to the electronic community of practice (eCoP) for this club.
- Access the Journal Club eCoP (accessible by members of the eCoP only): https://bcsupportunit.ca/ecops/bc-support-unit-journal-club/home-page
Are We There Yet?
Presented by Julia Abelson.
Julia Abelson is a professor in McMaster University's Department of Health Evidence and Impact, and an associate member of the Department of Political Science. She was director of the Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis from 2006-2011, and is a past recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator award, and an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Career Scientist award. She is also the director of McMaster's Health Policy PhD program. Abelson obtained her M.Sc. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health and her doctorate in social and policy sciences at the University of Bath, U.K. Her research interests include public engagement in health system governance; the analysis of the determinants of health policy decision-making; and the evaluation of innovations in the organization, funding and delivery of health services. Through her research, education and service activities, Abelson works closely with decision-makers in provincial, regional and local governments.